Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:31:23 EST 1800 Library luncheon to be held Thursday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3590002/Library-luncheon-to-be-held-Thursday Piloting a jet over magnificent mountain ranges and endless deserts, George Goldthwaite developed a love for the American West that developed into a second career as a writer of Western novels. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Emergency Management prepares to move http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3584085/Emergency-Management-prepares-to-move It's been two years in the making, and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management will be waiting approximately another year to enter its new facility, but plans are underway. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Parks and Speer wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3589713/Parks-and-Speer-wed Karla Leigh Parks and Chad Wayne Speer were united in marriage on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The wedding was held at the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3588424/Sheriff-discusses-DOC-inmate-pull The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Okla. House Democrats call for education funding http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3583815/Okla.-House-Democrats-call-for-education-funding Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3583827/Oklahoma-gay-marriage-case-before-US-appeals-court Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man pleads no contest to possession of child pornography http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3584204/Man-pleads-no-contest-to-possession-of-child-pornography A Durant man who was scheduled for a trial by judge on a charge of possession of child pornography has pleaded no contest. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Land judging contest held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3576623/Land-judging-contest-held The annual land judging contest for FFA and 4-H students in Bryan County was held March 26. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Police investigate shooting in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3580318/Police-investigate-shooting-in-Durant Durant Police responded to a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Charge dismissed against man accused of sexually assaulting a child http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3567743/Charge-dismissed-against-man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-a-child The Bryan County District Attorney's Office dropped a charged against a man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a child. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State-mandated minimum wage draws ire across state http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3579455/State-mandated-minimum-wage-draws-ire-across-state Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma House passes state trooper pay raise bill http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3579444/Oklahoma-House-passes-state-trooper-pay-raise-bill Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local man to celebrate 90th birthday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3561393/Local-man-to-celebrate-90th-birthday Veterans, friends and family are invited to the 90th birthday party for Don James at 1 p.m. April 25 at the Masonic Hall, 3901 W. University Blvd. in Durant. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3573334/Fallin-signs-minimum-wage-hike-ban-in-Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Four now charged in Australian college player’s death http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3573375/Four-now-charged-in-Australian-college-players-death OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A fourth person was charged Monday in the death of an Australian baseball player who was fatally shot as he jogged in a southern Oklahoma neighborhood last summer. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Legislation targeting state judiciary stirs debate http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3570289/Legislation-targeting-state-judiciary-stirs-debate Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Half of Oklahoma House members draw no opponent http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3573401/Half-of-Oklahoma-House-members-draw-no-opponent Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Storm topples mobile home, knocks out power in Bennington http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3570449/Storm-topples-mobile-home-knocks-out-power-in-Bennington A storm that blew through Bryan County Sunday evening pummelled Bennington with high winds that knocked down power lines, tree limbs and overturned a mobile home. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Dottie Davis to speak on Andersonville http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3263537/Dr.-Dottie-Davis-to-speak-on-Andersonville As the Julia Jackson Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy continues their commemoration of the War Between the States, Dr. Dottie Davis will present a program on “Andersonville” which is the most notorious prison of the war. Dr. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local man to celebrate 90th birthday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3261393/Local-man-to-celebrate-90th-birthday Veterans, friends and family are invited to the 90th birthday party for Don James at 1 p.m. April 25, to be held at the Masonic Hall, 3901 W. University Blvd. in Durant. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST